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Maggi Young

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New Hepatica book by John Massey and Tomoo Mabuchi
« on: June 11, 2022, 04:28:42 PM »
'My World of Hepaticas' by John Massey and Tomoo Mabuchi.
  Only available from Ashwood Nursery and mail order - click here!

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"A love letter to a single genus, My World of Hepaticas comprehensively documents a lifetime’s work studying, breeding and growing these fascinatingly irresistible plants. For anyone who has a passion for hepaticas or who would like to become more familiar with this enchanting genus, this book is essential reading. Beautifully illustrated and rich with exquisite photographs, it is written by someone with hands-on experience of the subject, outlining the best cultural methods for each species in order to achieve the perfection which every serious grower should aim for. In addition to the description of each species, there are detailed descriptions of many cultivars, both old and new, and information about their origins, whether by natural selection or in the hands of a skilled hybridist. It is not however, a botanical text book; it is so much more than that. Yes, it does include detailed botanical descriptions and scientific studies by Tomoo Mabuchi but it is also John's personal travelogue which visits little known locations and introduces many enthusiasts from around the world who share a common interest in hepaticas. There are also chapters on exhibiting at shows including the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in London. Above all else, it is an engaging, personal journey with many diversions along the way, making it an easy read whilst at the same time instilling a wealth of practical knowledge."

John Massey, as well as being a charming gentleman and great planstman, has a real love for hepatica!

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Gabriela

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Re: New Hepatica book by John Massey and Tomoo Mabuchi
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 06:56:53 PM »
Mouthwatering!
A bit expensive but maybe I'll write a letter to Santa in December :)
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Re: New Hepatica book by John Massey and Tomoo Mabuchi
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2022, 07:23:07 AM »
Thank you, Maggi! I'am curious and can't await delivery :)
Gabriela, don't wait too long to order ;)
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Re: New Hepatica book by John Massey and Tomoo Mabuchi
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 07:09:35 PM »
Thank you, Maggi! I'am curious and can't await delivery :)
Gabriela, don't wait too long to order ;)

You may be right Carsten, I'll have to see about the delivery across the ocean. With so many color plates it could be a heavy book.
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